South of the Bordello

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  1. Bandaid

    Bandaid

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    "Two would-be customers of the brothel struggled with police after refusing to leave the property, Gaimari said. "

    Sometimes you just have to get some.
  2. JT656

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    Since when are you an "illegal immigrant" when you come from from as far away as New York and Commecticut??? LOL
  3. HarryBeavers

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    Prostitution, john charges filed in Bridgeton

    BRIDGETON -- Several alleged prostitutes and their customers were arrested at a Walnut Street house Friday night, according to police.

    Members of the police department's Anti-Crime Team (ACT) came across the alleged house of prostitution at 190 Walnut St. while investigating an unrelated crime involving a juvenile, Det. Lt. Michael Gaimari said Wednesday in announcing the arrests.

    Two women were charged with engaging in prostitution, while three men were charged with soliciting prostitution as a result of the investigation into the activities at the house, Gaimari said.

    A fourth man was charged with crimes not related to prostitution as police investigated the situation at the house.

    No one has been charged with operating the Walnut Street brothel at this point in the ongoing investigation, according to Gaimari.

    There still are people residing at the house, but Gaimari noted the sex-for-sale operation has been shut down.

    ACT Det. Luis Santiago was assisting patrol division officers with translation as they interviewed a Spanish-speaking juvenile who they had been caught in possession of stolen property around 9 p.m. Friday, Gaimari said.

    The interview revealed that the juvenile's parents reside at the Walnut Street house, according to Gaimari. When police went to the house to speak to the juvenile's parents, they discovered it was being used as a brothel.

    Two would-be customers of the brothel struggled with police after refusing to leave the property, Gaimari said.

    Altemo Cruz, 20, and Rodrigo Cruz, 26, both of Bank Street, were charged with solicitation of prostitution.

    Altemo Cruz was also charged with attempting to disarm a police officer, and was lodged in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

    Rodrigo Cruz was also charged with aggravated assault on police and resisting arrest, and was lodged in the county jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.

    A third man, Crisencio Martinez-Hernandez, 40, of North Pearl Street, was charged with solicitation of prostitution, and was released on his own recognizance.

    Maria Sastre, 31, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Maria Amaro, 31, of Union City, were charged with engaging in prostitution.

    "There were several females in the residence, but only two have been charged at this point," Gaimari said.

    Police recovered cash and other evidence to indicate the house was being used for prostitution, Gaimari said. A rifle was also seized.

    The juvenile who led police to the Walnut Street house was turned over to the state Division of Youth and Family Services, Gaimari said.

    Eli Hernandez, 23, of Cedar Street, was charged with resisting arrest after fleeing from police as they attempted to arrest and cite him for urinating outside of the house, according to Gaimari. He was issued summonses for each offense, and was released on his own recognizance.

    Police in August arrested 10 people in breaking up a brothel being operated at 91 Church St.

    A 35-year-old man was charged with running that brothel, which police said primarily used illegal immigrants from as far away as New York and Connecticut as prostitutes.